Ethics 2nd Media Monitor (Social Media 2). On Meanies & Bullies (find out how meanness is its own suffering — but it should also be flagged)

Ethics. 2nd Media Monitor (Social Media 2) on Meanies & Bullies (find out how meanness is its own suffering, but it should also be flagged)
2nd Media Monitor (Social Media 2). Regular: Bullying & Harassment, Bonus: “Cruel and Insensitive”. Due before 12midnight of Sept. 11

     The 2nd Media Monitor (Social Media 2) is on bullying and harassment, specifically bullying or harassment of private individuals or those who are not public officials/ not public figures, under the same instructions ( The content should be described or quoted but the url of the social media site should be concealed, ALL real names in the content and among users should be concealed, i.e. NOT pasted. These will instead be submitted during class on a piece of paper to be manually routed.) 

    These have been discussed extensively in class.

     “(C)ontent that’s meant to degrade or shame”… or 

“Bullying and harassment (which can) happen in many places and come in many different forms, from making threats to releasing personally identifiable information, to sending threatening messages, and making unwanted malicious contact …” 

The following are the bullet points on bullying and harassment:
1.degrading or shaming of , or humiliating a private individual (sometimes, the meanie does this for the sake of attracting views and clicks)
2.sending threatening messages of any kind ranging from death threats, threats of physical harm on the person or any of his/her loved ones or family members, etc;
3. threatening to release personal information, etc,
4.making unwanted malicious contact, etc.,

     The bonus post for this window is on “cruel and insensitive” remarks, under the same instructions ( The content should be described or quoted but the url of the social media site should be concealed, ALL real names in the content and among users should be concealed, i.e. NOT pasted. These will instead be submitted during class on a piece of paper to be manually routed. ) .

Cruel and insensitive comments: “Do not post content that depicts real people and laughs at, or makes fun of their … serious disease or fatal disease, or their disability, non-consensual sexual touching, domestic violence, or serious physical injury, implied or premature death …”

Since re-posting, “sharing” “screenshot”-embedding, tweet-embedding, etc., are rampant in the internet, class members may review and evaluate all kinds of posts whether or not these have been subject of news reports, and whether these are on FB, Twitter, or as tweet-replies, or as IG comments, YouTube, WordPress, Tumblr, etc.

All instructions stated in the First Media Monitor apply.
Deadline at 11:59pm of Sept. 11, 2019, Wednesday.
All posts whether regular or bonus sent beyond the deadline are “forfeit” and will be charged to everyone’s  learning experience.

In a perfect internet world, all netizens are concerned enough to flag threads or posts when called for — such that bullies, trolls, and meanies go “poof” in two seconds (there will also be a monitor window for posts/accounts that have been unjustly censored/suspended).

     Many times, there is no accountability in the internet (unless you have time to waste in filing cases) but there is always a reckoning in the personal and/or professional lives of all bullies, meanies, haters, trolls (hindi sila sumusulong sa kanilang buhay/ hindi sila nakakatulong sa mamamayan, they’re not progressing/ advancing/ flourishing — yey! :). But the posts should still be flagged — for educational purposes 🙂

     Happy trailblazing-this-course, everyone!

30 thoughts on “Ethics 2nd Media Monitor (Social Media 2). On Meanies & Bullies (find out how meanness is its own suffering — but it should also be flagged)

  1. (profanities redacted by blog admin)

    2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    On August 28, 2019, a Filipino Twitter user [name redacted] [url redacted] went on insulting Filipino volleyball player [name redacted] in a series of tweets.

    A few of the Twitter user’s tweets are the following: “…Tutal [mal_b_g] yun di bah kahit sa bar nakikipaghalikan… Maganda nga BANO NAMAN.” “…MABAHO ANG P_KP_K mukhang HINDI NAG PALIT NG PAN_Y…” “…ANTAYIN KO NA LANG KAMATAYAN NG IDOL MO KASAMA KA NA…” The Twitter user has 5 followers.

  2. 2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    On September 7, 2019, a Filipino Twitter user [name redacted] [url redacted] with 3159 followers tweeted about an unnamed person who commented on the Twitter user’s post. The Twitter user stated that he/she/it/they would drop an “eyeberry” on the unnamed person’s eyes and threatened to smash the person’s head with a hammer.

    The Twitter user condescendingly ended with the words, “atribida ka eh”. The tweet was retweeted 100 times and liked 286 times. There were replies that was agreeing to the twitter user’s sentiments which included “atupagin nlang nla mga life nla” No one replied addressing the threat made by the Twitter user.

  3. 2nd Bonus Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    Last March 31, 2019, Facebook user [name redacted], a person with disability, changed his profile picture to the user’s recent graduation photo from [school redacted].

    This photo went viral, with many drawing inspiration from it. However, some users found it laughable, and proceeded to mock the PWD graduate through their comments. One user commented, “harap sa camera bobo”, another, “akala niya wacky yung pic”, yet another, “tanginang mukha yan”, etc.

    These cruel comments garnered no likes/reacts or responses.
    However, [name redacted]’s profile picture garnered 163k + reactions, 10k being love, 34.7k being likes, 20k being wow, 255 being haha, 249 being sad, and 7 being angry. It also has 15.1k comments.

    The original poster is followed by 9, 340 people and has 4, 933 Facebook friends.

  4. 2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    On April 13, 2019, Twitter user [name redacted] [url redacted] posted a video of a man harassing a woman inside a jeepney.

    In the video, the man was seen to have been staring at the girl. The latter was shown to be uncomfortable with the unwanted attention so she scooted away. He eventually moved to a seat beside her. The other female passengers immediately went to her rescue. One passenger who was seated on the opposite side, offered her place so that the girl would be safe. The harasser then turned away from them when the women sent disapproving remarks.

    The post was captioned, “SHOUT OUT NGA PO PALA DITO SA MANYAK NA TO!!!!!!!”. It garnered 1.79 million views, with 13,610 retweets, 40,439 likes, and 648 comments. The Twitter account currently has 4,809 followers.

  5. For gerlbongga: You stated here that the harasser is the man on the jeep (who was sexually harassing a female passenger). This is sexual harassment by overt acts in the real world. Our course is about ethics in media (see course description and syllabus) and this section is on ethics in social media. The assignment is bullying and harassment online (shaming and humiliating online).
    Please take note. Thank you for your post.
    -marichu

  6. For gerlbongga: You stated here that the harasser is the man on the jeep (who was sexually harassing a female passenger). This is sexual harassment by overt acts in the real world. Our course is about ethics in media (see course description and syllabus) and this section is on ethics in social media. The assignment is bullying and harassment online (shaming and humiliating online).
    Please take note. Thank you for your post.
    -marichu

  7. 2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    On September 10, 2019, Twitter user (name redacted, url redacted) with 45 following and 19 followers, tweeted “This is my meme you piece of shit. Kys” in response to another Twitter user (name redacted, url redacted) posting a meme. The tweet had no likes but was replied to by the original Twitter user with another meme captioned “HEY CAN YOU SHUT THE FUCK UP GOD DAMN”.

    KYS is a text abbreviation for “Kill yourself.”

  8. 2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    On June 17, 2013, a Twitter user [name redacted] [url redacted] from the Philippines with 25 following and 6 followers went on insulting/ slut-shaming [name redacted] (my friend) in a series of tweets.

    In one of the twitter user’s tweet, he/she posted the picture of [name redacted] and tweeted: “hey guys! here is me daydreaming of sex with at least 10 lourdesians” The tweet garnered 3 likes.

  9. On September 4, 2019, Facebook user [name redacted] posted a picture of [name redacted], the transwoman who is famous for the recent CR-related issue, expressing that she is a real woman, and shown below is said transwoman’s alleged picture before undergoing transition.

    The post garnered approximately 11,000 reactions and 2,300 comments, most of which are hateful by nature. To give examples, one Facebook user [name redacted] commented “Tigas ng mukha amp”, while another Facebook user [name redacted] commented “feelingerang frog! buwsit ka Dami ng problema ng pinas Dagdag ka pa eh insert devil emoticons“.

  10. 2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    On December 21, 2018, a Filipino Twitter user [name redacted] tweeted “pano maging kupal na bobo? maging si _____.” He was referring to the infamous bully who was known for bullying a schoolmate in the the restroom for men at a recognized high school. Even if the bully should be held accountable for what he did, the child does not deserve to receive hatred, from this netizen, because the bully is a minor. Netizens like this Twitter user should not have fueled the hate.

    The tweet garnered 3 retweets and 7 likes. The tweet is not an isolated one for the bully has many tweets containing his name and the word “bobo”.

  11. On July 6, 2019, a Filipina Twitter user [username redacted] two “selfies” and captioned it “odiba panget”. Twitter users argued that the Filipina Twitter user is actually pretty and she is just looking for attention and fishing for compliments.

    One Filipino Twitter user [username redacted] responded to the Filipina Twitter user’s pictures with “E kung sabunutan kaya kita d’yan para pumangit ka talaga.” This tweet garnered 1 like. The Filipino Twitter user has 12.8 thousand followers.

  12. 2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    On August 25, 2019, a Filipino FB user [name redacted] commented “Di hamak naman na sobrang ganda ni ate janitress kumpara kay Goryong bakla.” on a video of an interview of the janitress involved in the transwoman restroom issue, posted on a social media channel with 52, 683 followers.

    The comment garnered 56 responses (36 likes, 19 laugh reacts, and 1 heart react). It also gained responses from 4 Filipino users agreeing with him and adding more insults to the transwoman. One of the responses got 3 likes and one got 1 like.

  13. 2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    On May 16, a Filipina Facebook user [username redacted] posted screenshots of another woman’s Facebook account without censoring the name, as well as, that woman’s photo and wrote derogatory words as a caption. Her introductory sentence was “tignan maige etong babae na eto sa buong discovery bay [in Hongkong] pakangkang etong babae na eto walang pinagaralan mukhang pera.” The user accused the woman as ‘kabit’, added words pertaining to a female reproductive part and called the accused woman a pkpk.

    The user even involved the accused woman’s mother and wrote “baka nanay nya isang kabet din kaya mana mana lang” ending it in laughing emojis. The post garnered 2 likes.

  14. 2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    On May 16, 2019, a Filipina Facebook user [username redacted] posted screenshots of another woman’s Facebook account without censoring the name, as well as, that woman’s photo and wrote derogatory words as caption. Her introductory sentence was “tignan maige etong babae na eto sa buong discovery bay [in Hongkong] pakangkang etong babae na eto walang pinagaralan mukhang pera.” The user accused the woman as ‘kabit’, added words pertaining to a female reproductive part and called the accused woman a pkpk.

    The user even involved the accused woman’s mother and wrote “baka nanay nya isang kabet din kaya mana mana lang” ending it in laughing emojis. The post garnered 2 likes.

  15. 2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    On December 22, 2018, a Filipino-Canadian Facebook (FB) user [name redacted] posted a video challenging a private individual to a fistfight. The individual in question was the father of a junior high school student at a private Catholic high school. He and his family members went viral after the student bullied a schoolmate in the high school male’s restroom.

    The FB user publicly degraded the father by saying scathing remarks and cursing him in both Filipino and English. He further threatened physical harm by challenging him to a fistfight, proposing a date and time and even offering Php 100,000 should he lose. (In an earlier portion of the video, the user also boasted about his physical strength and military experience.)

    Prior to the original post being deleted off the platform, the video had acquired more than 500,000 views and shared 1,200 times. In the comments section of the national daily reporting the incident on FB, netizens both argued against it (calling it ‘another act of bullying’) and for it (i.e the father ‘getting what he deserved’).

  16. Bonus

    On May 15, 2013, a Filipino Twitter user [name redacted] tweeted about how a famous Female politician’s name is the English translation of “Blusang Itim”, a Philippine film; the literal translation in English is black blouse. The user therefore degraded her appearance, specifically her dark complexion.

    The tweet garnered 23 retweets and 13 likes. On the other hand, the user has 2,453 followers.

  17. 2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    Just this month, a Twitter user [name redacted] has been continuously tweeting another twitter user [name redacted] words of profanities. The user has been using words that might appear damaging to the private life of the other twitter user.

    Written below are some of the tweets that attacks the other user:

    “alam mo mas mahirap kesa sa pagiging pangit? Yung pagiging makati at desperada mo. Wala kang konsensya babae ka. Kahit may asawa at anak ka nagagawa mong mangagaw pa ng may asawa. Para ano? To feel love? ul_l. No doubt, ilang beses mo na naloko asawa mo.”

    “PAKAMATAY KA NA! YOU ARE AN EYESORE! NAKAKADIRI KA! PAMILYA NG MGA P_KPO_K! KUNG ANO ANG PUNO GANUN DIN ANG BUNGA! MAKATI!”

    “MATIGAS NA MUKHA MO KAYA ANG TINDI MO RIN MANGAGAW! NAKAKADIRI KA! MALANDI! POKPOK! MAKATI! HAHAHA KAWAWA KA NAMAN DESPERADA SA PAGMAMAHAL KAYA NANGAAGAW NA LANG! HAHAHA”

    This twitter user who is saying bad words currently has 0 followers and 0 following, while the one being attacked has 218 followers and 88 following.

  18. 2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    Last January 26, 2018 a Latina youtuber posted a video on her channel [url redacted] talking about her experience growing out her armpit hair. It was a video meant to destigmatize women having armpit hair. She was even empowering her audience to do whatever makes them feel confident in their bodies.

    [Name redacted] commented on the video saying “you said a whole lotta nothing in this video. the cringe of you trying to stay woke. we already knew all this.” The comment also contained emojis that depicted a laughing head and a skull.

    The Latina Youtuber has 859 subscribers. Currently, the mentioned video has 31, 916 views and 51 comments.

  19. 2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    Last August 23, 2019 Filipino twitter user [redacted] posted screenshots about how she was harassed by one of the users of the Facebook group [redacted], a group that was supposedly for transport bookings via motorcycles.

    She posted about how the user (her alleged driver) accepted her booking and told her that he was already near the pick-up spot. The driver then video called her and, when she answered, showed that he was flagellating himself inside a bathroom shower. The passenger then ended the call and tried to report the user but, as of posting date, there is still no update if the reports pushed through

  20. 2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    Last August 25 of this year, a Filipino Facebook user and fan of K-pop boy group ‘BTS’ posted a screenshot of a conversation with another fan of said group. One asked the author of the post who her ‘bias’ or favorite member of the group was, replying with a member’s biological name and not his stage name. This apparently confused the other fan, explaining that she does not know who that member is, listing down misspelled stage names of the members, and stating that the author is not a true fan of the group. The author shares the screenshot of the conversation to her Facebook wall with a caption, “pakamatay ka na ate:),” garnering 99 ‘haha’ reacts, 20 comments, and seven shares to this day.

    The aforementioned post depicts bullying by humiliation and death threat of a private individual, against Facebook’s community standards.

  21. for Prof. Lambino: Thank you for the correction, ma’am. Here is my submission.

    2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    On July 23, 2019, Facebook page [name redacted] posted three photos of a female activist who sprayed paint during protests with the intention of “making her famous” on the social media platform. The caption read, “Serial Vandal si girl. Pasikatin ng mahuli. Salot sa bayan. Wala ng na contribute sa bayan nanira pa. Nag spray paint na TUTA daw si Du30. Siya kaya? anong hayop kaya siya? Pag-asa ng bayan my face!” ” It also used hashtags #Uneducated #RALLYisLIFE #clueless. The post garnered around 15,000 shares, 1,800 reacts, and 896 comments.

    The comment section was full of hate and slurs against the girl. People made fun of her weight, with words such as “baboy ng bayan”, “biik”, “Sarap i lechon ng tarantado…”, and “Katayin at ipakain sa mga nagugutom na aso kalye.” Others wished her certain harm such as “dapat dukutin yan , at patayin. ( missing).” and “tukhangin na yan”,

    The Facebook page currently has 13,434 likes and 13,438 followers.

  22. 2nd Bonus Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    On September 11, 2019, twitter user [name redacted, url redacted] with 151 following and 192 followers tweeted an embedded link of a question/submission on her CuriousCat (a question and answer social network) account.

    The submission was from an anonymous user and it contained a cruel comment regarding the twitter user’s mental health disorder. It stated: “I hope you rot in your psychiatry and never get cured from your bipolar disorder bitch.” [name redacted, url redacted]’s response to this submission was “whoever the fuck you are you’re crossing the line.” The tweet did not receive any likes, retweets, or replies.

  23. 2nd BONUS Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    Cruel and Sensitive Comments

    On July 4, 2019, a Filipino Twitter user [Name redacted] commented on a message sent to him anonymously via Curious Cat. The message says that it is a great thing that [Name redacted]’s father died. To this, [Name redacted] replied by saying, “Wala ka alam sa pinagdadaanan ko.. kung sino ka man mahalin mo yung iyo..”

    The Twitter user has 364 following and 663 followers. The reply to the cruel and insensitive comment, on the other hand, got 136 likes.

  24. 2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    Last September 4, 2019, Facebook user [name redacted][url redacted] posted a screenshot of his student’s[name redacted] Facebook story with the caption, “Who gave you the authority to take the photo of your prof lecturing? You really have the guts to take one.” and “Who gave you the authority to post this on social media with mocking caption? Manners??”.

    In the screenshot of the IG story, the student was sitting on the floor close to the whiteboard where her professor was doing a lecture. The Facebook user[name redacted] edited the screenshot and placed a poop emoji to cover the face of the student[name redacted]. The post garnered 20 comments and 50 likes only because it was immediately taken down more than an hour after being posted after a complaint of disrespect and bullying in the comments section from the student’s mother.

    The comments section contained hate messages towards the student saying such as “hala ang dami ng bobo sa engineering ngaun? Mga kabataan tlga. Tsk! Wala ba sa code of conduct yan? Hindi ba pwede ipaOSA yan?”.

  25. 2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    Last September 4, 2019, Facebook user [name redacted][url redacted] posted a screenshot of his student’s[name redacted] Facebook story with the caption, “Who gave you the authority to take the photo of your prof lecturing? You really have the guts to take one.” and “Who gave you the authority to post this on social media with mocking caption? Manners??”.

    In the screenshot of the IG story, the student was sitting on the floor close to the whiteboard where her professor was doing a lecture. She placed a caption on the Facebook story saying, “YUng aral na aral ka na kaso kahit anong gawin mo di mo magets tinuturo ng prof. Hmmm”. The Facebook user[name redacted] who posted the screenshot, edited it and placed a poop emoji to cover the face of the student[name redacted]. The post garnered 20 comments and 50 likes only because it was immediately taken down more than an hour after being posted after a complaint of disrespect and bullying in the comments section from the student’s mother.

    The comments section contained hate messages towards the student saying such as “hala ang dami ng bobo sa engineering ngaun? Mga kabataan tlga. Tsk! Wala ba sa code of conduct yan? Hindi ba pwede ipaOSA yan?”.

  26. 2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    Last wednesday, September 6, a Curiouscat user [Name Redacted] answered an anonymous hate question which, upon her answering it, also got published on her Twitter account.

    The question sent to her states:

    “Dami mo alam Kulang ka sa pansin Bida-Bida ka na nga Pabibo pa Palitan mo na si Jollibee tutal [Redacted] naman Pangalan mo Sipsip pa sa Teacher”

    The user answered:

    “inggit na inggit? kulang sa pansin?”

    The user often receives hate questions (or in this case, posts) on Curiouscat saying “malandi”, “papansin”, or something hateful towards her and her relationships. These posts are under anonymous users so the user would just resort to mocking them back by answering them.

    The user has 323 followers on Twitter and 35 followers on Curiouscat.

  27. 2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    On January 7, 2019, an FB user [name redacted] [url redacted] shared a short video of a girl doing poses on her camera with the music playing. The FB user shared the post with the caption “Bigay nyo nga address neto . Ako n bahala mag patumba tatawagin ko mga tropa kung engkanto tas dun ko sya ipaparape 😂😂😂😂,” inciting sexual violence on the subject of the video.

    The post as of today garnered 14 ‘Haha’ reacts and 2 ‘Angry’ reacts. It garnered 11 comments, mostly making fun of the girl on the video.

  28. I’ve made some blunder my apologies

    2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    On January 7, 2019, an FB user [name redacted] [url redacted] shared a short video of a girl doing poses on her camera with the music playing. The FB user shared the post with the caption “Bigay nyo nga address neto . Ako n bahala mag patumba tatawagin ko mga tropa kung engkanto tas dun ko sya ipaparape 😂😂😂😂,” inciting sexual violence on the subject of the video.

    The post as of today garnered 14 ‘Haha’ reacts and 2 ‘Angry’ reacts. It garnered 11 comments, mostly making fun of the girl on the video.

  29. 2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    On September 11, 2019, a FB user [name redacted] [url redacted] posted in a ride-sharing group a photo of a man behind bars for allegedly bullying a Grab driver. The FB user posted the photo with the caption “Hindi naman talaga matapang to eh, nagtatapang tapangan lang 🙄🤦🏼‍♀️” and “Nabubulol bulol at nanginginig habang nagsasalita at for sure talsik laway pa 🙄🙄”.

    There are several comments with the post bullying the man on the photo. One FB user [name redacted] [url redacted] commented, “Wakwak ka Ngayon wahahaha” and “Bagay sayo dyn hinayupak ka g*go….” inciting violence particularly, sexual violence.

    The post, as of today, has 35 reactions, 9 comments, and 2 shares.

  30. 2nd Regular Media Monitor, Social Media Monitor 2

    In 2016, Filipino Facebook user [name redacted] shamed a guy who didn’t offer her his seat in the MRT by posting a picture of him. In calling the guy out through her post, she went as far as criticizing the guy’s physical appearance. “Kung ano yung kina-pangit ng mukha mo, yun din kinapangit ng ugali mo,” she said.

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